Although this topic may deserve a pit thread, I’m looking for factual answers or at least an educated guess.
New airline security measures include prohibitions against passengers getting out of their seats during the last hour of a flight as well having anything, even a book, on their lap during that time.
What is the point of these regulations? Why is OK (i.e. safe) to get up with 65 minutes left in the flight but not 55? Do terrorists confine their actions to the flight’s last hour? Why won’t they now do their dastardly deed before the last hour?
These changes seem so absurd. Am I missing something?